“NCI-Frederick” Is Retired; Replaced with “NCI at Frederick”

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By Andrea Frydl, Contributing Writer

If you are used to using the term “NCI-Frederick” to identify your work location, please note that this name has been officially retired. This change was made to ensure consistency with the naming conventions used by other NCI locations, such as NCI at Shady Grove.

Please be aware of the distinction between the terms “NCI at Frederick” and “the NCI Campus at Frederick,” as follows:

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New Website among Many Changes for Diversity Team in 2014

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By Andrea Frydl, Contributing Writer

The NCI at Frederick Employee Diversity Team (EDT) has made some changes for 2014. With the help of Data Management Services (DMS) staff, the EDT website has been revamped to have a more streamlined look and act as a “one-stop shop” for anything related to the EDT.

The team will use this website as the interface for all of its activities and encourages you to add it to your favorites list.                                 

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New EHS Director Wants to Talk

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Terri Bray, director, Environment, Health, and Safety Directorate. Photo courtesy of Argonne National Laboratory.

By Nancy Parrish, Staff Writer

Terri Bray believes that talking to people is the only way to find out what they need to accomplish their goals in a safe and secure environment.

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Investigators Retreat: A Forum to Bridge Frederick and Bethesda Cancer Research

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The atrium of the Ronald Reagan Building has a ceiling height of up to 125 feet

By Andrea Frydl, Contributing Writer

Nearly 700 researchers, scientists, and laboratory technicians convened in the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington, DC, for the 2014 NCI Intramural Scientific Investigators Retreat on Jan. 14.

The event featured presentations and posters exploring topics in cancer research from KRAS signaling to animal care.

One of the highlights of the event was a presentation made by Valerie Beral, Ph.D., from University of Oxford, discussing “Rosalind Franklin and Cancer in Women.” 

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New Safety Policy Reduces Injuries by One-Fourth

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By Terri Bray, Dave Heimbrook, Craig Reynolds, and Robert Wiltrout, Guest Writers

Whether in a research laboratory or an operations environment, past performance is frequently reviewed to plan for future improvements. Such was the case last year when management recognized the need to change the policy on the minimum set of personal protective equipment (PPE) to be worn in the laboratories to reduce both the number and consequence of injuries at the Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research (FNLCR).

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